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Stitching a Greener Future: Embracing Sustainable Fashion

Updated: Jan 20


The fashion industry is one of the biggest drivers of pollution globally, causing air, ground, and water pollution. In an era marked by conscious choices and ethical considerations, sustainable fashion has emerged as a beacon of change in the often wasteful and fast-paced world of clothing. Beyond trends and glamour, sustainable fashion embodies a commitment to environmental responsibility, fair labor practices, and a harmonious blend of style and ethics. In this blog, we embark on a journey through the realm of sustainable fashion, exploring its significance, principles, and the steps we can take to embrace a more eco-elegant wardrobe.


Think about your closet for a moment.

Do you have some clothing in there that you don’t necessarily love? That you purchased it because it was cheap but you’ve only worn it a couple of times?

Do you know what materials your clothing was made with and how it affects the environment?

We would suggest you, take a look at your closet and find out which material fabric is used in your clothes & reconsider the brand from which you buy this stuff. You might be surprised to find out that you have 40-50% clothing made of cotton, silk, wool fabric etc. But the rest of your wardrobe might consist of clothes made from polyester, rayon, or nylon.


Why you should consider Sustainable fabric clothing?

We tend to buy clothes that look good and are cheaper. Then we wear it roughly 6-8 times and throw it away, since it's cheap we don't care whether it's long-lasting or not or if it can be recycled or reused. Only about roughly 1% of clothing is recycled and 85% of clothes end up in landfills.

If clothing that’s made with polyester, for example, winds up in a landfill, these plastic microfibers will make their way into the ground and our waterways, causing pollution and the risk of being consumed by wildlife and marine life. The next time you go shopping whether online or offline, think about the fact that your buying decision impacts the environment to a large extent. A person in his/her life span of 60-70 years buys more than hundreds of clothes. Which means even a single person's buying behaviour can impact our environment to a huge extent.

Sustainable fabric is made from natural fabrics such as organic cotton, wool, recycled polyester, bamboo, hemp, and silk which can be recycled and are environment friendly.

Focusing on buying less, but better-made clothing is so important when it comes to building a more ethical wardrobe through sustainable practices and fighting against the fast fashion industry.


The Essence of Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable fashion isn't just a fleeting trend; it's a philosophy that addresses the entire lifecycle of clothing. From sourcing raw materials to manufacturing, distribution, consumption, and disposal, every step is carefully considered to minimize the industry's impact on the environment and society.


Key Principles of Sustainable Fashion


  1. Ethical Labor Practices: Sustainable fashion emphasizes fair wages, safe working conditions, and respect for the rights of garment workers. Brands that adhere to these principles ensure the dignity and well-being of those who contribute to the creation of our clothes.

  2. Material Selection: Eco-friendly materials, such as organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, and recycled fabrics, are at the heart of sustainable fashion. These materials reduce the use of harmful chemicals and promote a more circular fashion economy.

  3. Slow Fashion: Opposing the fast-paced nature of "fast fashion," sustainable fashion encourages mindful consumption and longevity. Invest in timeless pieces that withstand trends and fads, contributing to a more sustainable wardrobe.

  4. Local Production: Supporting local artisans and manufacturers not only reduces carbon emissions from transportation but also bolsters local economies and traditional craftsmanship.

  5. Upcycling and Recycling: Repurposing old clothing or using recycled materials reduces textile waste and conserves resources, contributing to a more circular fashion ecosystem.

  6. Transparency: Brands committed to sustainable fashion are transparent about their practices, supply chain, and environmental impact. This transparency enables consumers to make informed choices.


Benefits of Embracing Sustainable Fashion

  1. Reduced Environmental Impact: Sustainable fashion reduces water consumption, carbon emissions, and chemical pollution, contributing to a healthier planet.

  2. Ethical Consumption: Supporting brands that prioritize ethical labour practices ensures fair treatment and working conditions for garment workers.

  3. Unique Style: Sustainable fashion often celebrates individuality and creativity, offering unique pieces that reflect your personal style.

  4. Longevity: Investing in well-made, sustainable pieces ensures durability, reducing the need for frequent replacements and ultimately saving money.

  5. Mindful Consumerism: Sustainable fashion encourages mindful consumption, helping us shift from impulsive buying to intentional, considered choices.


Steps Towards a Sustainable Wardrobe


  1. Research Brands: Look for brands that prioritize sustainability, transparency, and ethical practices.

  2. Quality Over Quantity: Opt for timeless, well-made pieces that can be mixed and matched, reducing the need for frequent purchases.

  3. DIY and Upcycling: Get creative by repurposing old clothing or customizing items to give them a new life.

  4. Educate Yourself: Stay informed about sustainable fashion practices, materials, and innovations to make informed choices.



Sustainable fashion isn't just about clothing; it's about aligning our choices with our values and making a positive impact on the world. By embracing ethical practices, thoughtful consumption, and a commitment to environmental responsibility, we can transform our wardrobes into vessels of change and elegance. As we adorn ourselves with the beauty of sustainable fashion, we become ambassadors of a more conscious and compassionate lifestyle, contributing to a brighter, more sustainable future for the industry and the planet.


At Kirsha Creations, we create clothing using fabrics that are sustainable and eco-conscious. We focus on Indian handloom fabrics such as Kalamkari, Dabu Hand block print, Khun fabric, Ajrakh, Batik, and many more organic fabrics. We don't have mass production, we usually work on a made-to-order basis and hence reduce the waste of fabric or excess inventory. Every dress is comfortable, breezy, and elegant.

Kirsha has limited edition products which makes each product exclusive and rare.

You can have a look at our website www.kirshacreations.com we have a beautiful range of cushion covers that are hard to find and miss.


It's important to switch to slow fashion since clothing made with eco-materials is typically high quality and of course, has a positive environmental impact. They will last longer and in turn, save you money. Slow fashion is a need of the hour, intent of randomly purchasing clothes that are cheap in terms of money and quality, and investing in long-lasting clothes and eco-friendly.

Additionally, it’s a great feeling knowing that the brand you’re representing is fighting climate change and pollution and that you’re not contributing to the support of fast fashion brands.

 




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